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What is the meaning of medical personalization in this sentence?

AI is driving the adoption and implementation of precision medicine: an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. Think of it as a type of medical personalization. For example, around 25,000 people in the US are diagnosed with brain tumors every year. Traditionally, they might all be given the same course of treatment to see what might work in a one-size-fits-all approach. Precision medicine will allow doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people.

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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/05/artificial-intelligence-will-change-the-world-heres-how

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  • I put the term in your quotation in bold text so it was easier to locate. – Jason Bassford May 10 at 16:57
  • It is very clearly explained, so I don't understand this question. – Lambie May 10 at 17:23
  • 'Targeted prevention' and 'personalized treatment' would be better terms, in my view. – Nigel J May 11 at 0:24
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Medical personalization means that the same disease is treated differently in different persons or group of persons, according to their personal characteristics.

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personalization is the noun form (-ation; information, declaration) of the verb personalize. personalize itself is a constructed verb (-ize; standardize, minimize) of the noun person, where person stands for:

person (n): a human being regarded as an individual.

personalization itself is a more common term in recent years perhaps due to the proliferation of software and the ability of users to personalize their settings. Personalization is defined as:

personalization (n): the action of designing or producing something to meet someone's individual requirements.

Medical personalization is the act of personalization, then, in a medical context. The text you provided goes on to clarify what this means:

"Traditionally, they might all be given the same course of treatment to see what might work in a one-size-fits-all approach. Precision medicine [i.e.: medical personalization] will allow doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people."

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From National Cancer Institute

Precision medicine is an approach to patient care that allows doctors to select treatments that are most likely to help patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease. This may also be called personalized medicine.

Examples:

  • using your genetics to fight a disease
  • using the genetics of the disease or tumor to target it
  • Using a neutered virus with a genetically designed payload to target a disease, a tumor or to target your immune cells vitalize them

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